Top 5 electric and hybrid picks for New Drivers

Charles Hurst Group have a wide range of new and used Electric and Hybrid vehicles available across a range of brands to include Renault, Nissan, Peugeot, Toyota and Lexus.

Just like conventional cars, electric/hybrid vehicle range varies per model and depends on driving style.

Hybrid vehicles are either self-charging, where the petrol engine charges the battery, or plug-in, where you can use a home or public charger to charge the car.

It is important to note that electric vehicles have no road tax and hybrid models offer a low road tax in comparison to petrol or diesel cars. All electric and hybrid cars are automatic.

Renault ZOE

Range: Up to 245 miles in a single charge

A modern and dynamic design, bold curves, sleek lines and an impressive driving range… Zoe E-Tech electric makes switching to electric an easy choice to make! Specifcation includes: 16” Alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and EasyLink 7” screen with navigation.

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Vauxhall Corsa-e

Range: Up to 209 miles in a single charge

Delivering effortless acceleration, the 100% electric engine glides from 0-60-mph in just 7.6 seconds. When driving in B-mode, the regenerative braking system returns most of the energy from braking back to the battery, helping to reserve your range. There’s also a choice of driving modes. Increase the fun with Sport mode or switch to Eco mode and boost your range. Entry level trim includes a high level of speci cation as standard including the 7” colour touchscreen 16” alloys, aircon and cruise control.

Peugeot e208

Range: Up to 217 miles in a single charge

This dynamic city car enhances driving pleasure thanks to its full-electric motor. It sets itself apart with its sporty design and a modern silhouette. Features include: configurable 3D head-up display, 10” touchscreen and 7 “piano” toggle switches. You can also personalize your interior environment with a choice of interior ambient lighting in 8 LED colours.

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Toyota Yaris – self-charging hybrid

Superb comfort combined with intuitive technology and breathless good looks, the new Yaris offers the versatility to drive using either electric energy or a combination of petrol and electric power. Features include: 16” Black Machined-face alloys wheels (5-double-spoke), 8” multimedia screen, LED headlights and privacy glass.

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